Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay announces Admission to PhD Program for 2024–25 Session (Autumn Semester)


IIT Bombay PhD Admission 2024 – Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay invites applications for admission to the PhD Programs for the Academic Year 2024-25 (Autumn Semester). 


About IIT Bombay

Established in 1958 with foreign assistance, IIT Bombay is one of India’s premier technical universities. It received UNESCO funds from the Soviet Union and was designated an ‘Institute of National Importance’ by Parliament in 1961. Known globally for excellence in engineering education and research, IIT Bombay attracts top-tier students for its undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs. 


PhD Dept. / Facilities

  • Aerospace Eng.; Biosciences and Bio-Eng.; Chemical Eng.; Chemistry; Civil Eng.; Climate Studies; Computer Science and Eng.; Design; Earth Sciences; Educational Technology; Electrical Eng.; Energy Science and Eng.; Environmental Science & Eng.; Geoinformatics & Natural Resources Eng.; Humanities and Social Sciences (Economics, English, Philosophy, Sociology, Indian Science and Technology in Sanskrit); Industrial Eng.; and Operations Research; Mgt.; Mathematics; Mechanical Eng.; Metallurgical Eng.; and Materials Science; Centre for Research for Nanotechnology & Science; Physics; Centre for Policy Studies; Systems & Control Eng.; Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas; Centre for Urban Science & Eng


Important Dates

  • Advertisement Release: 15 March 2024
  • Start of Online applications: 21 March 2024
  • Last Date of Applications: 05 April 2024
  • Last date for submission of completed application
  • EXTENDED forms (with late fine): 10 April 2024 by 5.00 p.m.
  • Last date for Departments to send the list of candidates for Written Test/Interview: 19 April 2024
  • To display the list of candidates called for Entrance Test/Interview: 25 April 2024
  • Date of Entrance Test and/or Interview (for all categories): Details will be released by the concerned Academic unit


Eligibility Criteria

    • General   eligibility   criterion   for   Admission   in   all   academic   units   : Departments, Centres, Schools and Interdisciplinary Groups: 
  • Qualifying Degree:
    • 1. Master’s or equivalent degree in Engineering/Technology
    • 2. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology 
    • 3. Master’s or equivalent degree in science
    • 4. Master’s or equivalent degree in Arts/Commerce (or allied subjects)
  • For qualifying degree listed under (2), (3) & (4), candidates must also fulfill ONE of the following additional requirements:
    • Valid GATE/CEED/score
    • Selected through National Eligibility Test – UGC NET including lectureship (Assistant Professorship)
    • Selected   through  a  National  level  examination   conducted  by  MHRD  or  its agencies /Institutions such as UGC/ IIT/ IISc./ IISER/ IIIT etc.
    • Selected provisionally  for the DST ­INSPIRE Fellowship (provisional award letter to be produced)
    • Minimum of TWO years of professional experience (acquired after  obtaining the qualifying degree and completed before the starting of the semester in which  admission is sought)


Application Process

  • Candidates are required to apply online through the website
  • No Downloadable Forms will be available. After filling the form, you are advised to take a print of your application and keep the same for the record.
  • Please read the instructions given in the brochure carefully before filling up the application


Application Fee

Application Fee for Regular Period (In Rs.)

  • Women Candidates – 150/-
  • SC/ST/PwD Category Candidates – 150/-
  • All other Candidates – Rs.300/-

Application Fee for Extended Period (In Rs.)

  • Women Candidates – Rs.600/-
  • SC/ST/PwD Category Candidates – Rs.650/-
  • All other Candidates – Rs.800/-
  • Mode of Payment: Through SBI Internet Banking/ Online Payment System


Admission Procedure

  • Admission is offered on the basis of an interview held usually a month before the commencement of the semester for which admission is sought.
  • The interview may be supplemented by a written test, if necessary.
  • Merely satisfying the general eligibility criterion as well as criterion set for each admission category is no guarantee for being called for test/interview.
  • Depending on the number of applications received and considering the constraints of time and other resources for conducting Written Test and Interview, the Academic Units may put additional academic performance based shortlisting criteria.
  • Candidates called for the written Test/Interview under Teaching Assistantship (TA) category, only candidates belonging to SC/ST and PwD categories will be paid single second class return railway fare by the shortest route (as per rules) from their place of residence to the Institute. They have to produce evidence (Original/Photocopy of Railway Ticket) in support of their claim. A candidate called for more than one discipline, can submit only one claim.


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website


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